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02-20-2013, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BBurke View Post
Not a fan of Mantha or Erne to be honest. Could turn out to be good players, but see a lot of bust potential with both those guys. Nichushkin would be dream come true. With the success of our over seas scouting (they only get late picks to work with but have been producing solid NHLers with those picks), I wouldn't mind seeing us take a European with our first round pick. I also would like to see a double-dip at forward like we did last year with defenceman (as long as it aligns with BPA).
I agree with most of this, outside of the "bust potential". I can see it a little with Mantha, as motivation has been a major knock on him, but with Erne, I don't see it. By all accounts, he's a hard working kid in the gym and on the ice, with that tenacious style of play that comes with a love for the game.

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